Originally Posted by Master Roshi
No, the people like you who insist on criticizing an item for results in areas that I won't even touch. I am not interested in benching, nor a processor for 60+ extra bucks that will only show it's true ability to surpass the item I have bought while under heavy load and dual or tri SLI / Crossfire. There is nothing wrong with the 8120 at the price it is at., and you are making yourself look like a fool for posting this "helpful advice" in my thread.
Now answer me this, if you were on a budget for a gaming build would you really dish out the extra money for the uneeded boost in performance in your' cpu over a better video card? no? didn't think so.
And if you would, then you really don't have the gaming in mind while doing so, rather the deep seated need for more E-Peen.
Uh, you're aren't a representation of the majority of PC users. Many people, including myself do more things with our PCs other than internet browsing and gaming. Rendering and compiling is something I do a lot of as do many other users out there too. That's why Bulldozer gets put down. That was what I was trying to explain. Also, I never mentioned "helpful advise" and you're making a fool of your self for making up false quotes and taking what I'm saying out of proportion.
If I was on a budget, I'd get a SB i3. Faster and more efficient than the 8120. But that's just my opinion. I darn't back my view up with benchmarks. I'll clearly be cast off as an Intel fanboy that way...
Originally Posted by cre8ive65
You guys are forgetting to factor in the cost of a motherboard, which are $50 more expensive on the blue team. 8150 is cheaper than 3570k with equivilant motherboard and runs cooler too. End of story.
High end AM3+ boards are on average the same price of the equivilant Z68/Z77 boards. Well, here in the UK anway. Also, I'd like proof of that cooling comparison too.
Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock
Its a good CPU for the average consumer, does what you need it to. If you're one of those people who gets off to benchmarks, go intel
Benchmarks aren't about e-peen for me. Some of use read the benchmarks to get an understanding of the performance that we actually need the CPU for. Thus, SB/IB gets more praise than BD. Again, this is why most PC users prefer Intel over AMD this current generation.